25 of the most influential companies for Veteran hiring

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By Diversity Journal, April 30, 2015

Thanks in no small part to initiatives by both federal and private sector employers, the veteran unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent last year — the lowest level since 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Figures released in March of this year marked 2014 as the fourth consecutive year this rate has declined.

For the second year in a row, we’ve identified 25 of the organizations that are influencing the conversation, developing programs and best practices, creating or advancing new tools, and providing the philanthropic support that is helping to level the playing field.

These organizations have a deeply rooted commitment to supporting veterans as they make the transition to a civilian workforce. Their internal and external efforts have helped to promote promising new approaches, create innovative tools and identify best practices, and the entire business community has benefitted. Here they are:

  • Walt Disney Company
  • CACI
  • Ryder
  • Army & Air Force Exchange Service
  • Baxter International
  • Sprint
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Discover
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Hormel Foods
  • Deloitte
  • PNC Bank
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kelly Services
  • Wilson HCG
  • Prudential Financial
  • The Principal Financial Group
  • Humana
  • Accenture
  • Northrop Grumman
  • USAA
  • Walmart